Here’s Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)
Everyone’s newest interest: places where vaccinated Americans can travel. As border restrictions ease, more people get vaccinated, and travel options expand with news out of the EU, you want to know where you can go. In this article, we’ll look at where vaccinated Americans can travel both now and soon. We’ll note opening dates for destinations, plus what special perks you get with being vaccinated (ex: no quarantine). If there’s any special requirements for proof beyond just bringing your vaccine card, those are noted as well.
Updated July 12, 2021
Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel
Beyond ‘you can come, but there’s a quarantine’, we are looking at places where entry is easier for those who have received a vaccination against COVID-19. That means something is simpler, whether it’s no testing on arrival, no quarantine, etc. What’s different for vaccinated travelers and necessary information are noted with the opening dates below.
To be clear: other places are open with “the same rules for everyone”. We are NOT covering those here. This is a list of where vaccinated Americans can travel and enter the country easier than people who are not vaccinated.
U.S. States & Territories
Skip quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated. The final dose must have been at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Starting July 8, you can skip quarantine and testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Our original post with more info is here.
Northern Mariana Islands
Skip testing and quarantine requirements on arrival if you’re vaccinated. You will still have to do a test on day 5, though. Info here.
As we mentioned previously, skip testing requirements if you’re vaccinated.
Note: American Samoa and U.S. Virgin Islands have the same rules for everyone.
Starting July 1, 2021, if you are eligible for a vaccine, you must get it. Otherwise, you can’t visit Anguilla. Bring proof of vaccine and a negative COVID test 3-5 days old. Unvaccinated visitors are not permitted. Info here.
As of June 24, 2021, vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine. To be eligible to skip quarantine, you must have spent the previous 10 days in a safe country (the list is here).
If you upload proof of vaccination prior to travel, you can skip COVID testing on arrival. You must still get a Bahamas Travel Health Visa within five days of travel.
Vaccinated visitors will take a COVID test on arrival. Once the result comes back as negative, you will be released to go enjoy your visit. There is no quarantine for vaccinated people in this process. Info here.
If you can prove you got vaccinated more than 2 weeks ago, you’re set! Testing requirements are waived for vaccinated visitors. Those who have not received the vaccine (or not more than 2 weeks ago) need a PCR test within 4 days or a rapid test within 2 days of arrival. Everyone must use the Belize Health App.
Quarantine requirements are waived for vaccinated travelers. However, even those with proof of vaccination must still take a test before arrival, apply for travel authorization, and take tests on days 4, 8, and 14 of their visit.
British Virgin Islands
If you’re vaccinated, you will take a COVID test on arrival. Once your result comes back negative, you won’t have to quarantine. Info here.
If you were vaccinated within the last 8 months and have proof, no quarantine is required. Info here.
For those who are vaccinated, you can skip COVID testing requirements. For visitors from outside Europe, remember that tourism is only allowed with proof of a hotel booking, which must be paid in full in advance. Bookings on points may meet this requirement, but check to be sure. Info here.
The US is currently “orange” in the Cyprus color system. Fully vaccinated visitors can skip testing and quarantine requirements. Info here.
Czechia (formerly Czech Republic)
No restrictions as long as the US remains “green”. If it drops back to “orange”, then non-vaccinated people will have testing requirements before and after arrival. Info here.
Skip quarantine and testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. You also don’t need to show a valid reason for travel. Info here.
Avoid a 5-day quarantine plus follow-up tests if you’re vaccinated. There are still tests before departure and on arrival, plus online paperwork. Info here.
Vaccinated travelers can skip testing requirements for Ecuador. There are no quarantine requirements for anyone. Info here.
Skip testing and quarantine requirements, plus restrictions on movement, if you’re vaccinated. Info here.
Some parts of the country remain closed to foreigners. For the parts that are open, you can skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated. You will still need a COVID test prior to travel. Info here.
French Polynia (including Tahiti)
If you’ve been in the US for the past 30 days and are vaccinated, there’s no quarantine. However, if you bring unvaccinated children, your family must quarantine for 10 days. Info here.
This small country between Russia, Turkey, and Iran waives testing requirements for vaccinated travelers. Those without the vaccine must take a test before arrival and on their 3rd day in the country. If you have proof of vaccination, you can skip both of those tests. Info here.
Vaccinated visitors to Germany can bypass testing requirements. Full information is here, including which vaccines they accept. You must submit proof verification.
Vaccinated visitors can skip testing requirements prior to arrival. Info here.
Vaccinated travelers can avoid quarantine by doing a COVID test prior to travel and on arrival. If both are negative and you’re vaccinated, there is no quarantine requirement. All visitors must apply for pre-travel authorization from the Ministry of Health website.
If you got your vaccine more than 2 weeks ago, testing requirements are waived. Health screening at the airport applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Info here.
Skip quarantine and testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.
Bypass quarantine when visiting Ireland if you have proof of vaccination. You will still need the pre-travel negative PCR test, though. You may need enrollment in the EU Digital Covid Certificate as proof of vaccination.
Vaccinated visitors can avoid possible quarantine and mandatory on-arrival testing requirements. You must still do pre-departure testing and forms online. Info here.
Avoid quarantine requirements if you are vaccinated. There are still testing requirements. Info here.
Avoid quarantine and pre-flight COVID tests with proof of vaccination. You will still have to do a $50 on-arrival test and download the CovidLebTrack app. Info here.
Visit this small country between Switzerland and Austria without testing requirements if you are vaccinated. Info here.
Testing and quarantine requirements are waived for vaccinated travelers. However, there are still interstate travel, dining, and public gathering restrictions for everyone. Info here.
If you’re vaccinated, there are no testing or quarantine requirements. Your unvaccinated children will need to test on arrival, though. Info here.
In order to visit this small island nation in the Mediterranean, you must get a vaccine certificate issued by them. Rules will change July 17, but what they will be is unclear. Info here.
If you finished vaccination more than a week ago, you can visit this small country in southern Europe without quarantine or testing requirements. Children under 5 have no requirements, but unvaccinated children over age 5 must do a test on arrival. Info here.
The US is on list A, which means vaccinated visitors don’t need to do pre-travel COVID testing. Info and the pre-travel forms are here.
Vaccinated visitors have no quarantine or specific hotel requirements. You must still have a pre-travel COVID test. Info here.
There are no requirements if you’re vaccinated and coming from the US. Info here.
Vaccinated visitors can enter; non-vaccinated people currently cannot. Your vaccination must be registered in the EU digital system. Info here.
No quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors. Info here.
If you have the EU Digital COVID Certificate and a Passenger Locator Card, you can enter. You must also have a pre-travel COVID test with negative result. Non-vaccinated visitors
Bypass the country’s quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. The final dose must have been at least 10 days ago. Info here.
You cannot visit as a foreigner if you are not vaccinated. There are still forms & testing requirements, plus only certain hotels are approved for tourists. However, you can’t go if you aren’t vaccinated. Info here.
Non-vaccinated visitors have hotel booking and movement restrictions. Vaccinated visitors are exempt from these restrictions. Info here.
St. Maarten (Dutch side)
Vaccinated visitors can skip the testing and self-isolation elements required for non-vaccinated visitors. There are still forms to fill out, regardless of vaccination status. Info here.
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
As a vaccinated visitor, you can apply before your trip to reduce the 14-day quarantine to 2 days. You must still do a test before travel and on arrival, plus spend your 2 days at a select list of hotels. Info here.
Skip the quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.
Vaccinated visitors have no testing or quarantine requirements. Children 6 and up require either a vaccine certificate or negative COVID test. Info here.
Skip the testing and quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated. There is still pre-travel paperwork to complete.
Vaccinated travelers can skip the PCR testing and quarantine requirements. Info here.
Vaccinated visitors can skip the pre-travel testing requirements. Everyone must still fill out this form prior to travel.
The countries above are open for travel right now. In this section, we’ll look at where vaccinated Americans can travel in the near future.
Thailand – Varies By Location
Plans are underway for a phased reopening. Vaccinated travelers can visit Phuket starting July 1. After that, Pattaya, Phang Nga, Koh Samui, Krabi, and the capital Bangkok plan to receive vaccinated visitors in October. This program will remove quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors.
Dropped From The List
Prior plans to accept vaccinated tourists were pushed back until August 2021, with no definite date. Updates are here.
They went from having different rules to everyone having the same rules: just bring a negative COVID test.
As more people begin to travel, vaccinated Americans can travel to a decent number of places without restrictions. I suspect the trend of eased restrictions for those who can prove they got vaccinated will continue. The list will grow in the coming weeks, as well. Some places waive quarantine restrictions or testing restrictions–even both. As more countries ease their border restrictions or when things change, we will update this list.